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  1. El Salvador’s ANDA Needs $534 Million to Resolve Water Problems

    25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Officials at El Salvador’s National Water and Sewerage Administration (ANDA), which provides water and sanitation services to 40 percent of the country’s population, said last week th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/25/2014 - 11:36

  2. Anti-Mining Coalition Condemns Attempted Assassination of Water Activist in El Salvador

    14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week cond ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/14/2013 - 10:12

  3. El Salvador Launches Plan to Clean Up Acelhuate River

    13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador has launched a plan to clean up and restore the Acelhuate River, Secretary of Vulnerability and Director of Civil Protection Jorge Meléndez announced last week. Meléndez s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/13/2013 - 10:01

  4. Salvadoran Mayor Calls for Investigation Into Abandoned Chemicals

    15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvador Menéndez, the mayor of San Luis Talpa municipality, near El Salvador's capital of San Salvador, last week called on the country's attorney general to investigate wh ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/15/2013 - 10:03

  5. Goldcorp Suspends Operations at Guatemalan Mine

    8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in met ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 12:50

  6. El Salvador Considers PPP for $800 Million Cimarron Hydropower Project

    1 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Salvadoran government is considering a public-private partnership to fund the $800 million USD El Cimarron hydropower project. Leopoldo Samour, president of the Lempa River Hydroel ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2013 - 10:01

  7. Salvadoran Catholic Church, Human Rights Group Call for End to Goldcorp Mine Project in Guatemala

    13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Catholic Church of El Salvador last week called on the international community to press for a ban on Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine in neighboring Guatemala, citing t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/13/2013 - 10:24

  8. Anti-Mining Law to Set Water Protection Precident in El Salvador

    10 Jun 2013- 10:20 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR The Guardian A battle against a metal mining industry that has ravaged freshwater supplies in El Salvador shows just how difficult it is for a developing country to build economic alternatives for a wa ...

    Local Press Report - 06/10/2013 - 10:20

  9. Lempa River a Water Management Success Story: UNEP

    El Salvador’s Lempa River Basin offers a “successful example” of watershed management that includes “significant political support and the participation of the population in programs and projects,” according to Isabel Martinez, a program officer at the UN ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  10. Catholic Church of El Salvador Urges Guatemala to Shut Down Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine Due to “Toxic Pollution”

    The Catholic Church of El Salvador this week asked the Guatemalan government to halt the Cerro Blanco mining project due to pollution concerns. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/21/2013 - 10:22

  11. El Salvador Claims Guatemalan Mine Threatens Its Water

    El Salvador has claimed a gold and silver mine in Guatemala would pollute the water quality of its essential Lempa River, which provides 37 percent of the country’s drinking water. The government of El Salvador is now calling on the Inter-American Commiss ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  12. El Salvadorians Maintain Rivers to Protect Against Floods


    Local Press Report - 10/22/2012 - 09:40

  13. El Salvador’s Cash-Strapped Water Company to Get Cheaper Electricity

    The main water provider in El Salvador, ANDA, will be paying less for the energy it uses under a new decree from the Legislative Assembly. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/05/2012 - 10:46

  14. San Salvador to Tender $19 Million USD Treatment Plant

    25 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador’s National Authority of Aqueducts and Sanitation (ANDA) will invest $19 million USD for rehabilitation work at Las Pavas treatment plant, and expects a public internationa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14